Block cut and paste not working....



  • For some reason block cut and pastes are no longer working.

    I can do the block cut OK, but the paste does a regular paste not a block paste.

    1. do <shift><alt> move cursor to select a block of text
    2. do <ctrl>c to copy the block
    3. move to middle of some text preparing for paste
    4. Do <ctrl>v to paste, text just gets inserted.

    Before:

        ext_v_trig_time  
        digin_line_time
        pulseline_time
        pulseline_count
        usr_rst_time
        available_pad1
        available_pad2
    

    After:

    ext_v_trig_time ext_v_trig_time 
    digin_line_time
    pulseline_time
    pulseline_count
    usr_rst_time
    available_pad1
    available_pad2 
        digin_line_time
        pulseline_time
        pulseline_count
        usr_rst_time
        available_pad1
        available_pad2
    

    What it should be:

        ext_v_trig_time ext_v_trig_time 
        digin_line_time digin_line_time
        pulseline_time  pulseline_time
        pulseline_count pulseline_count
        usr_rst_time    usr_rst_time
        available_pad1  available_pad1
        available_pad2  available_pad2
    


  • @Matthew-Reed ,

    It works for me.

    What version are you using? (In the ? menu, select Debug Info, and copy/paste into your reply).

    Mine is:

    Notepad++ v7.8.5   (64-bit)
    Build time : Mar  3 2020 - 17:39:56
    Path : C:\usr\local\apps\notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : ON
    OS Name : Windows 10 Enterprise (64-bit) 
    OS Version : 1903
    OS Build : 18362.720
    Plugins : ComparePlugin.dll LuaScript.dll MarkdownViewerPlusPlus.dll mimeTools.dll NppConsole.dll NppConverter.dll NppEditorConfig.dll NppExec.dll NppExport.dll NppFTP.dll PreviewHTML.dll PythonScript.dll QuickText.dll XMLTools.dll 
    


  • Notepad++ v7.8.5 (64-bit)
    Build time : Mar 4 2020 - 11:08:34
    Path : C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS Name : Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
    OS Version : 1909
    OS Build : 18363.752
    Plugins : mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll

    But, I’m suspecting that something might be wrong with my computer.
    I’ve noticed the <ctrl>v does not work in some applications.
    It’s an older laptop that was all that was left in IT.
    Thankyou SO MUCH for your help. It’s wonderful to have such quick replies.



  • @Matthew-Reed said in Block cut and paste not working....:

    I’ve noticed the <ctrl>v does not work in some applications.
    It’s an older laptop

    Hmm, maybe try the right Ctrl key instead of the left.

    Also, SHIFT+INS is a secondary key sequence for paste, and it works with the column-paste as well, so you might see if that works more reliably for you.



  • FOUND THE PROBLEM!

    I had installed a utility called ClipboardFusion. ([https://www.clipboardfusion.com](link url)/)

    This utility was modifying the text.

    Uninstalled the utility - everything works again!


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